“ It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. ”

- Maya Angelou

“ Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. ”

- Betty Friedan

“ It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony. ”

- Benjamin Britten

“ We have to nurture our young women and understand the beauty and the strength of being a woman. It's kind of a catch-22: Strength in women isn't appreciated, and vulnerability in women isn't appreciated. It's like, 'What the hell do you do?' What you do is you don't allow anyone to dictate who you are. ”

- Jada Pinkett Smith

“ Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. ”

- John Ruskin

“ I believe it's time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them. ”

- Janelle Monae

“ I have been honoured to serve the whales, dolphins, seals - and all the other creatures on this Earth. Their beauty, intelligence, strength, and spirit have inspired me. ”

- Paul Watson

“ Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub. ”

- Erma Bombeck

“ Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ”

- John Muir

“ Strength of character may be learned at work, but beauty of character is learned at home. ”

- Henry Drummond

“ Stuart Hall was an utterly unique figure. Although he arrived at the age of 19 from Jamaica and spent the rest of his life here, he never felt at home in Britain. This juxtaposition was a crucial source of his strength and originality. Because of his colour and origin, he saw the country differently - not as a native, but as an outsider. ”

- Martin Jacques

“ What, after all, is the object of education? To train the body in health, vigor and grace, so that it may express the emotions in beauty and the mind with accuracy and strength. ”

- Annie Besant

“ The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity. ”

- Ruby Dee

“ I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy a strength a secret cup of gladness. ”

- Ossie Davis

“ In the end, long life is the reward, strength, and beauty. ”

- Grace Paley

“ Brain power improves by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise. And there is no doubt that a large proportion of the female population, from school days to late middle age, now have very complicated lives indeed. ”

- A. N. Wilson

“ Old age is not a disease - it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses. ”

- Maggie Kuhn

“ Liturgy is like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground. ”

- Pope Paul VI

“ Now we have technology where we can modify the genomics of individuals by gene transfer and genetic meddling, we may find that people will want to modify their children, enhance their intelligence, their strength and their beauty and all the other so-called desirable characteristics. ”

- Robert Winston

“ In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. ”

- Laurence Sterne